Dear Clara…

Dear Clara, On this day last year, I was in labor with you. I had packed a bag weeks before, in case you were early like your big sister had been, but you held on for 42 long weeks. Your daddy and I were so excited that I was finally having regular contractions, and as […]

The Aftermath of the Storm – A Poem by Heather

Yesterday, I shared a poem that David wrote after we witnessed the most beautiful sunset at a nearby park. Today, I share the poem that I wrote at the same time. We didn’t read each other’s work or exchange ideas until after we had finished writing. I think it’s fascinating, seeing the similarities and the […]

The Hungry Earth – A Poem by David

We spent yesterday evening at a new park near the airport, where the sky is more open than I’ve seen since we left Texas. It inspired both David and I to write. Today, I share David’s eloquent poetry. Tomorrow, I will share mine. The Hungry Earth My watery eyes gaze transfixed upon the ocean of […]

In His Words – A Eulogy for Clara Edith Webb

My husband David wrote this beautiful eulogy and read it at Clara’s memorial service. He asked me to share it for Clara’s birthday. The saddest and proudest moments of my life are one and the same. I became a father for the first time on a rainy afternoon in July. All the hope and joy […]

She’s Faraway {So Close}

I’ve started 2013 off with a lot of knitting… and my first project is very special to me. I’m about 85% finished with a beautiful shawl for one of the daughters of a dear friend, Stephanie Ann Schrom, who took her own life right before the New Year. I worked with her years ago, and […]

The Story of the Robot – Capture Your Grief Project

Today is day 13 of the “Capture Your Grief” project. The theme for today is “Signs” and this is the story of the robot picture I chose for this day. It might seem silly to some… but it’s very special to us. Lakin and Addah had picked out a robot sleeper for our baby, long […]

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